This tiny ember, so small and insignificant, I can hold it in the palm of my hand. It doesn't burn. It barely even glows.
It's all that's left of a once mighty blaze. Soon to be ash, and nothing more.
I've tried so hard to keep the fire going. I've tried like my life depends on it, because that's exactly how it feels. But I can't do it anymore. Not alone. I'm so tired of alone.
This evening, I asked for help. I asked for the truth. A single honest answer after months of evasion. A breath of air to feed this ember, or a more forceful blow to extinguish it forever. Something. Anything.
I asked a question, and I wait for an answer.
It's fading. I could crush it so easily.